Recalls


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
10V105000GENERAL MOTORS CORP. V (Vehicle)13913105/04/2010MFRGENERAL MOTORS CORP.03/17/201003/17/2010
Defect SummaryGeneral motors has notified nhtsa of a defect in certain model year 2003-2007 cadillac cts vehicles currently registered in or originally sold in connecticut, delaware, illinois, indiana, iowa, maine, maryland, massachusetts, michigan, minnesota, missouri, new hampshire, new jersey, new york, ohio, pennsylvania, rhode island, vermont, washington d.c., west virginia and wisconsin. some of these vehicles have a condition in which the front brake hose fitting at the caliper may corrode due to snow or water, containing road salt or other contaminants, entering and being retained in the routing sleeve. if the fitting corrodes significantly, the brake hose-tube interface may develop a leak.
Consequence SummaryThe brake hose-tube interface may rupture suddenly without prior warning and increase vehicle stopping distance may occur increasing the risk of a crash.
Corrective SummaryDealers are to replace both front brake hose assemblies free of charge. the safety recall is expected to begin during may 2010. owners may contact cadillac at 1-866-982-2339 or at the owner center at www.gmownercenter.com.
NotesGm recall no. 09149.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .

Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
0184701/01/200410006581Front brake grind noise. *mr05/06/2004
0170601/01/200410006266Front brake grind noise. sit bulletin 1456746. *tt04/27/2004
03052500908/01/2004030525009A10005182Service procedure guideline for low pedal/air in system conditions. *tt *ar02/11/2004
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - PEDALS AND LINKAGES
355510017035Intermittent brake pedal movement. *tt10/20/2005
300801/01/200410008855Low spongy brake pedal. *mj08/24/2004
0144511/18/200310004188Hard brake pedal on first or cold starts. *tt11/21/2003

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
SERVICE BRAKES
12/01/2008400001
 Hi ever since i purchased the car when driving at very slow speeds and turning the vehicle the brakes lock up and stop working. when pulling into and out of parking spots or driveways the car makes a loud noise and shakes a little like if the brakes are trying to work but dont. this only has happened about 2-3 times per year since i had the car and since then had many parts replaced but it always seems to come back. i did searches on the computer and found many others with the same problem and read that one dealer replaced a wiring harness and solved the problem where most dealerships have no idea how to fix this issue and many people just replacing parts after part with the same issue coming back. this to me is a very important safety issue since during those times you can not stop the car and and is not a safe situation. i also seen people making reports to this website and figured i would do the same since it needs to be addressed and its many people with the same issue. thank you for your time. *tr
12/01/200840000
 Hi ever since i purchased the car when driving at very slow speeds and turning the vehicle the brakes lock up and stop working. when pulling into and out of parking spots or driveways the car makes a loud noise and shakes a little like if the brakes are trying to work but dont. this only has happened about 2-3 times per year since i had the car and since then had many parts replaced but it always seems to come back. i did searches on the computer and found many others with the same problem and read that one dealer replaced a wiring harness and solved the problem where most dealerships have no idea how to fix this issue and many people just replacing parts after part with the same issue coming back. this to me is a very important safety issue since during those times you can not stop the car and and is not a safe situation. i also seen people making reports to this website and figured i would do the same since it needs to be addressed and its many people with the same issue. thank you for your time.
12/01/200840000
 Hi ever since i purchased the car when driving at very slow speeds and turning the vehicle the brakes lock up and stop working. when pulling into and out of parking spots or driveways the car makes a loud noise and shakes a little like if the brakes are trying to work but dont. this only has happened about 2-3 times per year since i had the car and since then had many parts replaced but it always seems to come back. i did searches on the computer and found many others with the same problem and read that one dealer replaced a wiring harness and solved the problem where most dealerships have no idea how to fix this issue and many people just replacing parts after part with the same issue coming back. this to me is a very important safety issue since during those times you can not stop the car and and is not a safe situation. i also seen people making reports to this website and figured i would do the same since it needs to be addressed and its many people with the same issue. thank you for your time.
12/01/200840000
 Hi ever since i purchased the car when driving at very slow speeds and turning the vehicle the brakes lock up and stop working. when pulling into and out of parking spots or driveways the car makes a loud noise and shakes a little like if the brakes are trying to work but dont. this only has happened about 2-3 times per year since i had the car and since then had many parts replaced but it always seems to come back. i did searches on the computer and found many others with the same problem and read that one dealer replaced a wiring harness and solved the problem where most dealerships have no idea how to fix this issue and many people just replacing parts after part with the same issue coming back. this to me is a very important safety issue since during those times you can not stop the car and and is not a safe situation. i also seen people making reports to this website and figured i would do the same since it needs to be addressed and its many people with the same issue. thank you for your time.
09/13/201221047
 Multiple, arbitrary incidences of the brakes shaking, kind of grinding and car not wanting to stop, generally when pulling into or out of a parking spot, or coming to any slow stop. always at a low speed. spoke with two gm dealership service managers who have no knowledge of this problem, although it is documented close to 100 times on this and other web sites: http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.f0f480a/29 please check these posts since so many others have experienced this problem which (as stated in one of the posts) very well could be a failure in the design or workmanship in some of the wiring harnesses connecting the ebcm to the speed sensors that causes the brakes to fail. whatever the cause, one would not expect any brake trouble on a vehicle with only 21,000 miles. this is a deadly flaw and i expect gm should own up to it, educate dealers and owners and fix the problem. thank you. i look forward to your response.
09/13/201221047
 Multiple, arbitrary incidences of the brakes shaking, kind of grinding and car not wanting to stop, generally when pulling into or out of a parking spot, or coming to any slow stop. always at a low speed. spoke with two gm dealership service managers who have no knowledge of this problem, although it is documented close to 100 times on this and other web sites: http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.f0f480a/29 please check these posts since so many others have experienced this problem which (as stated in one of the posts) very well could be a failure in the design or workmanship in some of the wiring harnesses connecting the ebcm to the speed sensors that causes the brakes to fail. whatever the cause, one would not expect any brake trouble on a vehicle with only 21,000 miles. this is a deadly flaw and i expect gm should own up to it, educate dealers and owners and fix the problem. thank you. i look forward to your response.
09/13/201221047
 Multiple, arbitrary incidences of the brakes shaking, kind of grinding and car not wanting to stop, generally when pulling into or out of a parking spot, or coming to any slow stop. always at a low speed. spoke with two gm dealership service managers who have no knowledge of this problem, although it is documented close to 100 times on this and other web sites: http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.f0f480a/29 please check these posts since so many others have experienced this problem which (as stated in one of the posts) very well could be a failure in the design or workmanship in some of the wiring harnesses connecting the ebcm to the speed sensors that causes the brakes to fail. whatever the cause, one would not expect any brake trouble on a vehicle with only 21,000 miles. this is a deadly flaw and i expect gm should own up to it, educate dealers and owners and fix the problem. thank you. i look forward to your response.
09/13/201221047
 Multiple, arbitrary incidences of the brakes shaking, kind of grinding and car not wanting to stop, generally when pulling into or out of a parking spot, or coming to any slow stop. always at a low speed. spoke with two gm dealership service managers who have no knowledge of this problem, although it is documented close to 100 times on this and other web sites: http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.f0f480a/29 please check these posts since so many others have experienced this problem which (as stated in one of the posts) very well could be a failure in the design or workmanship in some of the wiring harnesses connecting the ebcm to the speed sensors that causes the brakes to fail. whatever the cause, one would not expect any brake trouble on a vehicle with only 21,000 miles. this is a deadly flaw and i expect gm should own up to it, educate dealers and owners and fix the problem. thank you. i look forward to your response.
09/13/201221047
 Multiple, arbitrary incidences of the brakes shaking, kind of grinding and car not wanting to stop, generally when pulling into or out of a parking spot, or coming to any slow stop. always at a low speed. spoke with two gm dealership service managers who have no knowledge of this problem, although it is documented close to 100 times on this and other web sites: http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.f0f480a/29 please check these posts since so many others have experienced this problem which (as stated in one of the posts) very well could be a failure in the design or workmanship in some of the wiring harnesses connecting the ebcm to the speed sensors that causes the brakes to fail. whatever the cause, one would not expect any brake trouble on a vehicle with only 21,000 miles. this is a deadly flaw and i expect gm should own up to it, educate dealers and owners and fix the problem. thank you. i look forward to your response.
08/01/2012794951
 When pulling into a parking spot(almost stopped) there is a grinding sound, a vibrating brake peddle and the car doesn't want to stop. this appears to be an intermittent problem that is only happening on right turns and very slow speeds. there are several discussions on line about this type of problem and cadillac dealers being unable or unwilling to diagnose the true problem. http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.f0f480a/50. i am going to look into the wire harness issue discussed online myself. *tr
08/01/2012794951
 When pulling into a parking spot(almost stopped) there is a grinding sound, a vibrating brake peddle and the car doesn't want to stop. this appears to be an intermittent problem that is only happening on right turns and very slow speeds. there are several discussions on line about this type of problem and cadillac dealers being unable or unwilling to diagnose the true problem. http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.f0f480a/50. i am going to look into the wire harness issue discussed online myself. *tr
08/01/2012794951
 When pulling into a parking spot(almost stopped) there is a grinding sound, a vibrating brake peddle and the car doesn't want to stop. this appears to be an intermittent problem that is only happening on right turns and very slow speeds. there are several discussions on line about this type of problem and cadillac dealers being unable or unwilling to diagnose the true problem. http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.f0f480a/50. i am going to look into the wire harness issue discussed online myself. *tr
08/01/201279495
 When pulling into a parking spot(almost stopped) there is a grinding sound, a vibrating brake peddle and the car doesn't want to stop. this appears to be an intermittent problem that is only happening on right turns and very slow speeds. there are several discussions on line about this type of problem and cadillac dealers being unable or unwilling to diagnose the true problem. http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.f0f480a/50. i am going to look into the wire harness issue discussed online myself.
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR - ANTILOCK
08/18/200411750112/30/2003
 I was in the right lane of a highway leading to an off ramp at about 35 -40 mph when traffic stopped suddenly. when i jammed on the brakes the pedal went unusually low, the abs also seemed to fail resulting in the brakes locking, car skidding and considerable stopping distance (well over 100ft). i hit the bumper of the car in front of me and slid into a curb. car was towed to a dealer who noted that the master cylinder was shot and the brakes were spongy. i've contacted gm but they have not yet responded to my complaint. *ak
SERVICE BRAKES, ELECTRIC
10/18/201076000
 My cadillac '04 cts has a brake issue. when turning sharp at low speeds the brakes disengage and i lose complete control of the car. it is intermittent and i can't duplicate it at will. it just happens. i have filed a case with gm customer service and am taking to the dealer tomorrow.
10/18/201076000
 My cadillac '04 cts has a brake issue. when turning sharp at low speeds the brakes disengage and i lose complete control of the car. it is intermittent and i can't duplicate it at will. it just happens. i have filed a case with gm customer service and am taking to the dealer tomorrow.
10/18/201076000
 My cadillac '04 cts has a brake issue. when turning sharp at low speeds the brakes disengage and i lose complete control of the car. it is intermittent and i can't duplicate it at will. it just happens. i have filed a case with gm customer service and am taking to the dealer tomorrow.
10/18/201076000
 My cadillac '04 cts has a brake issue. when turning sharp at low speeds the brakes disengage and i lose complete control of the car. it is intermittent and i can't duplicate it at will. it just happens. i have filed a case with gm customer service and am taking to the dealer tomorrow.
04/02/201075000
 Brake failure in cadillac cts i have a large amount of information in a pdf that explains our experience as well as documents multiple similar experiences from other individuals. how do i send it to you? the brakes are intermittently completely failing at slow speeds and significant injury to a pedestrian seems inevitable. please help!!!
04/02/201075000
 Brake failure in cadillac cts i have a large amount of information in a pdf that explains our experience as well as documents multiple similar experiences from other individuals. how do i send it to you? the brakes are intermittently completely failing at slow speeds and significant injury to a pedestrian seems inevitable. please help!!!
04/02/201075000
 Brake failure in cadillac cts i have a large amount of information in a pdf that explains our experience as well as documents multiple similar experiences from other individuals. how do i send it to you? the brakes are intermittently completely failing at slow speeds and significant injury to a pedestrian seems inevitable. please help!!!
04/02/201075000
 Brake failure in cadillac cts i have a large amount of information in a pdf that explains our experience as well as documents multiple similar experiences from other individuals. how do i send it to you? the brakes are intermittently completely failing at slow speeds and significant injury to a pedestrian seems inevitable. please help!!!
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
01/02/2012100100
 While entering a parking place, my brakes failed to engage. the abs system warning appeared and also the traction control warning illuminated, as i struck a restraining post. this could have been tragic if a person had been infront of the vehicle. less than 2 weeks prior to this i had a complete brake service and replacement of all worn equipment. now i am conscerned for anyone driving this vehicle or anyone walking in front of this vehicle. i took the car back into my local garage to have the brakes rechecked. they found no problem. my plan was to take the car to the gm dealership where i purchased the car, yet, i find that this is a common problem and gm refused to help others with the same problem. they, others with the same problem, spent lots of money and to no avail. the problem has not been repaired at the dealerships and have left the customers very dissatisfied.
01/02/2012100100
 While entering a parking place, my brakes failed to engage. the abs system warning appeared and also the traction control warning illuminated, as i struck a restraining post. this could have been tragic if a person had been infront of the vehicle. less than 2 weeks prior to this i had a complete brake service and replacement of all worn equipment. now i am conscerned for anyone driving this vehicle or anyone walking in front of this vehicle. i took the car back into my local garage to have the brakes rechecked. they found no problem. my plan was to take the car to the gm dealership where i purchased the car, yet, i find that this is a common problem and gm refused to help others with the same problem. they, others with the same problem, spent lots of money and to no avail. the problem has not been repaired at the dealerships and have left the customers very dissatisfied.
01/02/2012100100
 While entering a parking place, my brakes failed to engage. the abs system warning appeared and also the traction control warning illuminated, as i struck a restraining post. this could have been tragic if a person had been infront of the vehicle. less than 2 weeks prior to this i had a complete brake service and replacement of all worn equipment. now i am conscerned for anyone driving this vehicle or anyone walking in front of this vehicle. i took the car back into my local garage to have the brakes rechecked. they found no problem. my plan was to take the car to the gm dealership where i purchased the car, yet, i find that this is a common problem and gm refused to help others with the same problem. they, others with the same problem, spent lots of money and to no avail. the problem has not been repaired at the dealerships and have left the customers very dissatisfied.
01/02/2012100100
 While entering a parking place, my brakes failed to engage. the abs system warning appeared and also the traction control warning illuminated, as i struck a restraining post. this could have been tragic if a person had been infront of the vehicle. less than 2 weeks prior to this i had a complete brake service and replacement of all worn equipment. now i am conscerned for anyone driving this vehicle or anyone walking in front of this vehicle. i took the car back into my local garage to have the brakes rechecked. they found no problem. my plan was to take the car to the gm dealership where i purchased the car, yet, i find that this is a common problem and gm refused to help others with the same problem. they, others with the same problem, spent lots of money and to no avail. the problem has not been repaired at the dealerships and have left the customers very dissatisfied.
01/02/2012100100
 While entering a parking place, my brakes failed to engage. the abs system warning appeared and also the traction control warning illuminated, as i struck a restraining post. this could have been tragic if a person had been infront of the vehicle. less than 2 weeks prior to this i had a complete brake service and replacement of all worn equipment. now i am conscerned for anyone driving this vehicle or anyone walking in front of this vehicle. i took the car back into my local garage to have the brakes rechecked. they found no problem. my plan was to take the car to the gm dealership where i purchased the car, yet, i find that this is a common problem and gm refused to help others with the same problem. they, others with the same problem, spent lots of money and to no avail. the problem has not been repaired at the dealerships and have left the customers very dissatisfied.
01/02/2012100100
 While entering a parking place, my brakes failed to engage. the abs system warning appeared and also the traction control warning illuminated, as i struck a restraining post. this could have been tragic if a person had been infront of the vehicle. less than 2 weeks prior to this i had a complete brake service and replacement of all worn equipment. now i am conscerned for anyone driving this vehicle or anyone walking in front of this vehicle. i took the car back into my local garage to have the brakes rechecked. they found no problem. my plan was to take the car to the gm dealership where i purchased the car, yet, i find that this is a common problem and gm refused to help others with the same problem. they, others with the same problem, spent lots of money and to no avail. the problem has not been repaired at the dealerships and have left the customers very dissatisfied.
09/25/201180000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2004 cadillac cts. the contact stated that the vehicle would exhibit an air sound when the brakes were applied. in addition, there was an abnormal increase in stopping time and distance. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 80,000 and the current mileage was 80,976.
09/25/201180000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2004 cadillac cts. the contact stated that the vehicle would exhibit an air sound when the brakes were applied. in addition, there was an abnormal increase in stopping time and distance. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 80,000 and the current mileage was 80,976.
09/25/201180000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2004 cadillac cts. the contact stated that the vehicle would exhibit an air sound when the brakes were applied. in addition, there was an abnormal increase in stopping time and distance. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 80,000 and the current mileage was 80,976. kmj
09/25/201180000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2004 cadillac cts. the contact stated that the vehicle would exhibit an air sound when the brakes were applied. in addition, there was an abnormal increase in stopping time and distance. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 80,000 and the current mileage was 80,976. kmj
09/25/201189000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2004 cadillac cts. the contact stated that the vehicle made an air sound while the brake was applied and the stopping distance had to be increased. the brake failure diagnosed. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 80,000 and the current mileage was 80,976. li
06/08/201078000
 Car would not stop at low rates of speed on multiple occasions. have had to throw it into park gear to make it stop. have changed brake sensors on all four wheels, ebscm system, and problem still occurs. service brake assist light came on after multiple episodes occurred. have had it into cadillac dealership on numerous occasions and continue with same problem. aware this has occurred on many cars of same make/model and year via internet search.
06/08/201078000
 Car would not stop at low rates of speed on multiple occasions. have had to throw it into park gear to make it stop. have changed brake sensors on all four wheels, ebscm system, and problem still occurs. service brake assist light came on after multiple episodes occurred. have had it into cadillac dealership on numerous occasions and continue with same problem. aware this has occurred on many cars of same make/model and year via internet search.
06/08/201078000
 Car would not stop at low rates of speed on multiple occasions. have had to throw it into park gear to make it stop. have changed brake sensors on all four wheels, ebscm system, and problem still occurs. service brake assist light came on after multiple episodes occurred. have had it into cadillac dealership on numerous occasions and continue with same problem. aware this has occurred on many cars of same make/model and year via internet search.
06/08/201078000
 Car would not stop at low rates of speed on multiple occasions. have had to throw it into park gear to make it stop. have changed brake sensors on all four wheels, ebscm system, and problem still occurs. service brake assist light came on after multiple episodes occurred. have had it into cadillac dealership on numerous occasions and continue with same problem. aware this has occurred on many cars of same make/model and year via internet search.
06/08/201078000
 Car would not stop at low rates of speed on multiple occasions. have had to throw it into park gear to make it stop. have changed brake sensors on all four wheels, ebscm system, and problem still occurs. service brake assist light came on after multiple episodes occurred. have had it into cadillac dealership on numerous occasions and continue with same problem. aware this has occurred on many cars of same make/model and year via internet search.
01/01/200950000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2004 cadillac cts. while turning right at any speed with the brakes engaged the vehicle would not stop. the vehicle would not stop until the steering wheel was returned to a straightened position. the failure recurred intermittently while braking and making right turns. the failure recurred more frequently during rainy conditions. during the failures a brake assist light would also illuminate on the dashboard. the vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed. the manufacturer was notified and the contact was told the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number 10v105000 (service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings). the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 50,000 and the current mileage was 78,000. sm.
01/01/200950000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2004 cadillac cts. while turning right at any speed with the brakes engaged the vehicle would not stop. the vehicle would not stop until the steering wheel was returned to a straightened position. the failure recurred intermittently while braking and making right turns. the failure recurred more frequently during rainy conditions. during the failures a brake assist light would also illuminate on the dashboard. the vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed. the manufacturer was notified and the contact was told the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number 10v105000 (service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings). the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 50,000 and the current mileage was 78,000. sm.
01/01/200950000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2004 cadillac cts. while turning right at any speed with the brakes engaged the vehicle would not stop. the vehicle would not stop until the steering wheel was returned to a straightened position. the failure recurred intermittently while braking and making right turns. the failure recurred more frequently during rainy conditions. during the failures a brake assist light would also illuminate on the dashboard. the vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed. the manufacturer was notified and the contact was told the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number 10v105000 (service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings). the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 50,000 and the current mileage was 78,000. sm.
01/01/200950000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2004 cadillac cts. while turning right at any speed with the brakes engaged the vehicle would not stop. the vehicle would not stop until the steering wheel was returned to a straightened position. the failure recurred intermittently while braking and making right turns. the failure recurred more frequently during rainy conditions. during the failures a brake assist light would also illuminate on the dashboard. the vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed. the manufacturer was notified and the contact was told the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number 10v105000 (service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings). the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 50,000 and the current mileage was 78,000. sm.
01/01/200950000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2004 cadillac cts. while turning right at any speed with the brakes engaged the vehicle would not stop. the vehicle would not stop until the steering wheel was returned to a straightened position. the failure recurred intermittently while braking and making right turns. the failure recurred more frequently during rainy conditions. during the failures a brake assist light would also illuminate on the dashboard. the vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed. the manufacturer was notified and the contact was told the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number 10v105000 (service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings). the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 50,000 and the current mileage was 78,000. sm.
11/18/201048500
 I own a 2004 cadillac cts with no previous problems except for responding to several recalls. several days ago, i was moving forward into a parking space at about 3 miles/hour. i pressed the brake pedal and suddenly the pedal went almost to the floor and i barely stopped inches from the car in front. i was not stepping on the accelerator at the same time. immediately after the incident the brake pedal felt normal but two loud bursts of air, 2-3 seconds each, occurred. the cadillac dealer finds nothing in computer checks, road tests, and visual inspections and does not know how to fix the problem. the edmunds.com townhall web site contains several reports of exactly the same problem with the cadillac cts.
11/18/201048500
 I own a 2004 cadillac cts with no previous problems except for responding to several recalls. several days ago, i was moving forward into a parking space at about 3 miles/hour. i pressed the brake pedal and suddenly the pedal went almost to the floor and i barely stopped inches from the car in front. i was not stepping on the accelerator at the same time. immediately after the incident the brake pedal felt normal but two loud bursts of air, 2-3 seconds each, occurred. the cadillac dealer finds nothing in computer checks, road tests, and visual inspections and does not know how to fix the problem. the edmunds.com townhall web site contains several reports of exactly the same problem with the cadillac cts.
11/18/201048500
 I own a 2004 cadillac cts with no previous problems except for responding to several recalls. several days ago, i was moving forward into a parking space at about 3 miles/hour. i pressed the brake pedal and suddenly the pedal went almost to the floor and i barely stopped inches from the car in front. i was not stepping on the accelerator at the same time. immediately after the incident the brake pedal felt normal but two loud bursts of air, 2-3 seconds each, occurred. the cadillac dealer finds nothing in computer checks, road tests, and visual inspections and does not know how to fix the problem. the edmunds.com townhall web site contains several reports of exactly the same problem with the cadillac cts.
07/01/200943560
 Abs brakes would kick in when attempting to park the vehicle at about 5 mph. the only way i could stop the car was to throw it into park or hit the emergency brake. it was happening about 2 times every month or two. very randomly. i kept brushing it off until one day i almost hit a person. the abs and tc warning lights would come on the dash and then go away when restarting the vehicle. i then decided to take it to the cadillac dealer and he told me that it was probably the abs sensors. this was on oct. 12, 2010. as it turned out, i had to replace the left front hub bearing assembly at a cost of $659.41. the name of the cadillac dealerwhere i had it repaired is faulkner cadillac, 298 stoke park road, bethlehem,pa..phone # 610-867-4177. my customer on the receipt is #73324, and the invoice # is 1007398. the mileage at that time was 50,590. the repair date was oct. 12, 2010. since i had it repaired, i haven't had any more problems. i'm sure that i'm not the only one having this problem and i think it should be looked into before someone gets seriously hurt. i realize it would be an expensive recall on gm's part but a necessary one. thank you, james fazakas phone # 610-866-2238
07/01/200943560
 Abs brakes would kick in when attempting to park the vehicle at about 5 mph. the only way i could stop the car was to throw it into park or hit the emergency brake. it was happening about 2 times every month or two. very randomly. i kept brushing it off until one day i almost hit a person. the abs and tc warning lights would come on the dash and then go away when restarting the vehicle. i then decided to take it to the cadillac dealer and he told me that it was probably the abs sensors. this was on oct. 12, 2010. as it turned out, i had to replace the left front hub bearing assembly at a cost of $659.41. the name of the cadillac dealerwhere i had it repaired is faulkner cadillac, 298 stoke park road, bethlehem,pa..phone # 610-867-4177. my customer on the receipt is #73324, and the invoice # is 1007398. the mileage at that time was 50,590. the repair date was oct. 12, 2010. since i had it repaired, i haven't had any more problems. i'm sure that i'm not the only one having this problem and i think it should be looked into before someone gets seriously hurt. i realize it would be an expensive recall on gm's part but a necessary one. thank you, james fazakas phone # 610-866-2238
07/01/200943560
 Abs brakes would kick in when attempting to park the vehicle at about 5 mph. the only way i could stop the car was to throw it into park or hit the emergency brake. it was happening about 2 times every month or two. very randomly. i kept brushing it off until one day i almost hit a person. the abs and tc warning lights would come on the dash and then go away when restarting the vehicle. i then decided to take it to the cadillac dealer and he told me that it was probably the abs sensors. this was on oct. 12, 2010. as it turned out, i had to replace the left front hub bearing assembly at a cost of $659.41. the name of the cadillac dealerwhere i had it repaired is faulkner cadillac, 298 stoke park road, bethlehem,pa..phone # 610-867-4177. my customer on the receipt is #73324, and the invoice # is 1007398. the mileage at that time was 50,590. the repair date was oct. 12, 2010. since i had it repaired, i haven't had any more problems. i'm sure that i'm not the only one having this problem and i think it should be looked into before someone gets seriously hurt. i realize it would be an expensive recall on gm's part but a necessary one. thank you, james fazakas phone # 610-866-2238
07/01/200943560
 Abs brakes would kick in when attempting to park the vehicle at about 5 mph. the only way i could stop the car was to throw it into park or hit the emergency brake. it was happening about 2 times every month or two. very randomly. i kept brushing it off until one day i almost hit a person. the abs and tc warning lights would come on the dash and then go away when restarting the vehicle. i then decided to take it to the cadillac dealer and he told me that it was probably the abs sensors. this was on oct. 12, 2010. as it turned out, i had to replace the left front hub bearing assembly at a cost of $659.41. the name of the cadillac dealerwhere i had it repaired is faulkner cadillac, 298 stoke park road, bethlehem,pa..phone # 610-867-4177. my customer on the receipt is #73324, and the invoice # is 1007398. the mileage at that time was 50,590. the repair date was oct. 12, 2010. since i had it repaired, i haven't had any more problems. i'm sure that i'm not the only one having this problem and i think it should be looked into before someone gets seriously hurt. i realize it would be an expensive recall on gm's part but a necessary one. thank you, james fazakas phone # 610-866-2238
03/01/201075000
 Sporadic brake failures on a 2004 cadillac cts. car has had front left hub/speed sensor assbly replaced 4 times per authorized dealership recommendation starting at <20k miles. brake failure occurring every few days, typically at low speed but now starting at higher speeds. nearly ran over pedestrian in parking lot. accidents have been avoided thus far. car is with dealership; they say electronic brake control module is to blame. called gm; they refuse to cover cost of repairs even though problem started when car was 19 months old with <20k miles.
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 Inquiring about any recalls or problems with 2004 cadillac cts. *ph the consumer would like to be notified of any recalls or general problems related to her 2004 cadillac cts. *mr *nm
08/06/20031044207/30/2003
 When applying brakes pedal would go to the floor resulting in extended stopping distance. dealer has been notified. the dealer replaced the master cylinder but the problem still existed. the dealer then bled the system . it appeared that the brakes were improperly bled during factory assembly*ak *nlm
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK
11/23/200647000108/27/2006
 Brakes stopped working got into accident ... airbags never went off
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - MASTER CYLINDER
12/18/200646540311/26/2003
 The master cylinder in my 2004 cadillac cts has been replaced again for the 3rd time , twice in the last year (may 2007 and dec. 2007). *tr
08/18/200411750112/30/2003
 I was in the right lane of a highway leading to an off ramp at about 35 -40 mph when traffic stopped suddenly. when i jammed on the brakes the pedal went unusually low, the abs also seemed to fail resulting in the brakes locking, car skidding and considerable stopping distance (well over 100ft). i hit the bumper of the car in front of me and slid into a curb. car was towed to a dealer who noted that the master cylinder was shot and the brakes were spongy. i've contacted gm but they have not yet responded to my complaint. *ak